RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT WORK ASSOCIATED WITH LIFT AND PROPULSION OF ACVS

Dowty Rotol have been involved with research work and the development of new concepts associated with lift and propulsion devices for ACVs for the last fifteen years. Not all this work has come to fruition, but the basic concepts are still of interest, and such concepts are dealt with, along with those ideas that have proceeded to the stage of entering civil or military service. The concepts that are covered in the paper are: plastic centrifugal lift fans, variable pitch centrifugal fans, cross-flow or tangential flow fans, high speed centrifugal fans for hovertrain, blade erosion protection methods, quiet propellers, ducted propulsion fans, plastic blades, multistage axial flow water jet units, and new aerofoil sections.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 281-290

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00135855
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM